Racing News

Laurel Horsemen Adjusting to Fan-Free Racing

Four Stakes Worth $400,000 on Saturday Program
Rainbow 6 Carryover $14,583, Super Hi-5 Carryover $2,469
LAUREL, MD – It was business as usual – well, almost – as live racing returned to Laurel Park Friday with a full card of eight races contested entirely without fans.


In the best interest of protecting the health and welfare of the horsemen and women, officials and staff, special media credentials will be required to cover live racing from The Stronach Group tracks. 
A limited number of deadline media with pre-approved credentials will be permitted access to cover the event.  The credentials will be issued through the respective track media offices. 
Previously issued seasonal credentials are not valid at this time.

Laurel Park to Resume Live Racing Friday Without Fans

OTB’s to Remain Open for Business      
Carryovers of $13,103 in Rainbow 6, $1,950 in Super Hi-5
$100,000 Guaranteed Pool in National Stronach 5 (Video)
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it plans to continue its live racing schedule without fans as a precaution due to ongoing health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


LAUREL, MD - With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, the Maryland Jockey Club will temporarily close Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Rosecroft Raceway to the public effective immediately.

G3 Winner Name Changer Gets Started in Harrison Johnson

Victim of Love Stretching Out in $100,000 Nellie Morse
Among Four Stakes Worth $400,000 Saturday, March 14
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ homebred Name Changer, a Grade 3 winner of more than a half-million dollars in lifetime purses, will make the earliest seasonal start of his career and first at Laurel Park in nearly 40 months in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial.

Stronach 5 Offers $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream & Golden Gate Fields                      
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which had six winning tickets last week each worth $31,273, returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.
The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

G1-Placed Big City Bob Returns in $100,000 Private Terms

Naughty Thoughts Back for More in $100,000 Beyond the Wire
Among Four Stakes Worth $400,000 Saturday, March 14
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ stakes winner Big City Bob, unraced since finishing third behind Triple Crown contender Tiz the Law in the Champagne (G1) last fall, is set to kick off his 3-year-old season in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

Statement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing Indictments

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Training Center, complied fully with the search warrants that were executed by federal authorities this morning. The warrants issued were specific only to the barns and stalls that were occupied by the individuals charged today.
The Stronach Group is not included in the charges.

Tapit Filly Amanite Impresses in Career Debut Saturday

Trainer Jonathaniel Badillo Earns First Career Victory
Triple Carryovers, New Post Time for Sunday Program
LAUREL, MD – Wertheimer & Frere’s Amanite, a homebred daughter of champion sire Tapit, launched her career in impressive fashion with a front-running 2 ¾-length triumph Saturday at Laurel Park.

Six Bettors Win $31,273 Each in Friday Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were six winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $31,273.30.

Rough Sea ($51.80) opened Friday’s sequence with a 24-1 upset in Laurel Park’s eighth race, before Fender Baby ($12.20) captured Laurel’s ninth-race finale in the second leg. King Parker ($8.40) took Santa Anita’s second race, followed by My Friend Tony ($6.40) in the third at Golden Gate Fields and Miss Auramet ($5.40) in the ninth at Gulfstream Park.